What is Bio-Individuality?
So why do I believe in and use bio-individuality in my practice? Well, that’s because I have seen it work in my life and the lives of my family. Six years ago, my oldest son was diagnosed with a transient tic, as parents, we were overwhelmed and scared. We visited doctor after doctor who either told us to ignore what was going on or drug our child. It was very frustrating that we could not find answers anywhere. We spent thousands of dollars on tests, doctor visits, medicines, and supplements. As a mom, I began hours, months, and years of research to try and figure out where we were headed. I had officially become a mega researcher. We had our world turned upside down when we started changing our diet and lifestyle to help our son. Through my research and the help of one amazing doctor, we began to provide bio-individual nutrition. We took a deep look at his food allergies, genetics, micronutrients, supplements, and lifestyle. We then made adjustments to meet his individual needs. Along the way, we have found a few more amazing doctors and have created an even bigger bio-individual plan for him. Although the last six years has been a rollercoaster this journey has brought me to my passion for bio-individual whole-body health.
As an FDN-P I have been equipped with the tools to provide only the best bio-individual programs. I have training and access to all types of Biochemical assessments besides blood, such as
- Nutritional and metabolic profiling
- Hormone, neurochemical
- Food sensitivity
- Genomic markers
- Stool and gut pathogens
- Hair analysis and heavy metals
- Toxic burden
- Gut function
FDN is an emerging field and growing body of work that bridges the gap between clinical nutrition and functional medicine. Functional Diagnostic Nutrition ® is a holistic discipline that employs functional laboratory assessments to identify malfunctions and underlying conditions at the root of most health complaints. FDN embraces bio-individuality and provides a step by step method that allows my clients to achieve consistent results and healthy lives.
I look at your foundational systems like your hormones, immune systems, and detoxification systems and I do some investigation work into those systems. I do that by running functional lab work and I take the results of that lab work and compare and contrast the results to who you are and how you feel. When those two things come together we call that clinical correlation and we use the info to create bio-individual healing opportunities. We then address those opportunities using a natural protocol called the DRESS Health for Success™. Dress stands for diet, rest, exercise, stress management, and supplements.
I have seen it work time after time and fully believe that individual health and wellness is the key to getting and staying healthy.